And in this Corner… Cassius Clay

By Idris Goodwin

Ages 9 and up

Weekends, Jan. 27 - March 3, Saturdays & Sundays (various times)

Location: Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 East Washington Street, Phoenix 85034

Price: General Admission Adult: $25; General Admission Child: $20 + Herberger Box Office Fees

At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would come to know as Muhammad Ali. Before he became one of the world’s greatest boxers and civil rights advocates, he was a 12-year old boy navigating friendship, family and learning to fight for himself and his community in the segregated South of the 1950's. Step into the ring with Cassius (and his world-famous rhymes and sense of humor) and learn about his journey to become an American hero. 


This is a co-production with Black Theatre Troupe performed at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. Please note: In the play, you will hear Cassius use a racial slur when he is reminding a friend what some hateful people called him during a sit-in. The playwright, Idris Goodwin, uses this word to help the audience understand the reality of Cassius’ life and the segregated South of the 1950's.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. 




Act I: 70 minutes

Actor Talk Back: 10 minutes

TOTAL:  80 minutes



Sunday, 2/24/19 @ 2pm